10/31 | Halloween victory for Charlambos Xanthos

It was all treat and no trick for Charalambos Xanthos on Halloween night in 2009. Xanthos would defeat UK veteran James Mitchell to win the World Heads-Up Championships held in London. Happy Halloween everyone! Fab Four | 2009 World Heads-Up Championships 1. Charalambos Xanthos (CYP), £65,000 2. James Mitchell (UK), £30,000 3. Victor Ilyukhin (UK), £15,500 4. Laurence Houghton (UK), £15,500 *Photo credit: The Hendon Mob  

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#301 | Vanessa Selbst is the first

There is no doubting Vanessa Selbst’s amazing track record on the live tournament poker circuit. Multiple bracelets, WPT close calls, numerous EPT spade trophies on the mantle and some performance stats that even the most accomplished pros could only dream about. Yet the former #1 ranked poker player in the world set a mark that no one ever ranked atop the GPI World Poker Rankings wanted to set … she became the very first World…

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37 | Joe Kuether’s unbelievable year

In case you hadn’t noticed, Wisconsin star Joe Kuether is putting together a season for the ages in 2015 – earning results in an amazing 37 events so far … 37! Kuether’s most recent score was a second place finish in the WSOP Circuit Hammond (Chicago) Main Event. Kuether’s season includes a pair of victories and 13 Top 10 finishes so far – keep it up, Joe! Fab Five | Number of Results for 2015…

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49/50 | Harman, Juanda called to the Hall

Congratulations go out to Jennifer Harman and John Juanda who were both elected to enter the Poker Hall of Fame. While the duo had to wait a few years before getting the call, each are very deserving of their nominations. Harman still plays the biggest game in Las Vegas while Juanda’s recent performances, including a big win at EPT Barcelona, certainly went a long way to help him enter the HoF. Harman and Juanda will…

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10 for 10 | A look inside WSOP Champ’s life

Ever wanted to get an inside look of what it’s like to be the WSOP Main Event Champion after winning $10,000,000? Seattle-based CINE/BLOC did just that following 2014 Champ Martin Jacobson and bringing unprecedented coverage into the life of the superstar Swede with a documentary title 10 for 10. While we wait impatiently for the playing of the 2015 November Nine, take 23:37 minutes and watch 10 for 10 – it’s well worth your time!…

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1st | Dan Livingstone wins big at Horseshoe Hammond

Dan Livingston certainly enjoyed his time at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana – situated right outside of Chicago, Illinois – back in 2009. It was on this day six years ago that Livingston would finish 1st in the WSOP Circuit Hammond Main Event, taking home $291,740 for his efforts.   Amazingly, Livingston only has one other result on the live tournament circuit – that came earlier this year in a Rio Daily DeepStacks event…

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#1 | Ram Vaswani wins EPT1 Dublin

Dublin was the third-ever stop on the European Poker Tour’s first season. back in 2004. The Merrion Casino Club would play host to a historical moment as THM original Ram Vaswani would take down the Main Event, defeating Rory Liffey heads-up for the crown. Vaswani would add WSOP gold three years later – winning the 2007 Limit Hold’em Shootout event in Las Vegas. Dublin would be removed from the EPT schedule after Season 4, but, for the first…

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1st | Dan O’Brien is Grand Challenge champ

It was a Grand day for American poker pro Dan O’Brien on this day in 2011 … O’Brien outlasted 70 opponents en route to his first-ever victory on the live tournament poker circuit in the Main Event at the Grand Challenge Tournament Series in Las Vegas. O’Brien would defeat legendary Norwegian star Thor Hansen heads-up in the finale. Top 5 | 2011 Grand Challenge Series Main Event 1. Daniel O’Brien (USA), $53,250 2. Thor Hansen (NOR), $36,715 3. Terry…

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12,955,089 | Poker community donates to One Drop

The Big One for One Drop, the Little One for One Drop and the One Drop High Roller tournaments have quickly become fixtures on the World Series of Poker schedule as superstars such as Antonio Esfandiari, Jonathan Duhamel, Anthony Gregg and Daniel Colman have all won a prestigious ‘One Drop’ title. What shouldn’t be forgotten is the fact that with each buy-in into these events, tournament participants are donating to the One Drop Foundation, created…

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1,000,000 | Annette steamrolls her way to historic WSOPE victory

It’s not often that players in any sport can live up to the hype … but in 2007, Annette Obrestad certainly did! All eyes were on 18-year-old as she participated in the very first WSOP Europe in London. Obrestad’s online play had grown to legendary status. The Norwegian’s performance at WSOPE was nothing short of stellar. She battled some of the biggest names in the game on way to her very first WSOP gold bracelet, and…

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